Photographs of Scope Miami Beach 2013 12/8/13

We attended Scope Miami Beach 2013 on Tuesday, December 3 for the Vernissage and headed back on Sunday, December 8 to see the show better.  Scope Miami Beach is one of my top favorite fairs.

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PRESS RELEASE:
SCOPE Art Show presented its 13th edition on the sands of Miami Beach, to much acclaim from visitors and exhibitors, alike. Celebrating its new location with pioneering new programming, including an exclusive Platinum VIP Gala benefiting the Mourning Family Foundation, SCOPE Miami Beach welcomed over 38,000 visitors, eager to explore the 100 International Exhibitors and 16 Breeder Program Galleries.

Beginning with the invitation-only Gala that welcomed 1,500 high-profile guests, sales were robust from the start, with Le Laboratoire reporting 2 works sold by Mario Nunez to The Cisneros Family within 5 minutes of opening, and an additional 3 works by Nunez sold in the following hours.

Also reporting early sales, T+KARPIO Projects placed 10 works from Rene Francisco and 2 from Glexis Novoa into private collections of Ella Cisneros and Eduardo Hoschild, with 3 additional commissions from Novoa to private collections in Peru.

Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art sold out their Austrian artists, all to new, private collections, speaking of SCOPE’s new location, “It’s really the best for the clients, also very positive for all the Art Basel collectors: the location is easy, relaxed, and in this relaxed mood, it is easier for them to make decisions to purchase works.”

Tel Aviv-based Corridor Contemporary hails the SCOPE Miami Beach show as “One of the best we have ever done,” having placed an impressive 28 works into private and public collections, including the Moscow MoMA and The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation.

Jacob Karpio Galeria reported a sold out booth, placing works by multiple artists, most notably 2 video pieces by collaborative Silvia Pestana / Sonia Cunliffe with the Kentucky Museum.

Shirin Art Gallery was ecstatic about expanding their collector base: “This year was of such a high level- we sold Iranian Artists to collectors from America and Puerto Rico- new markets for us”. Also reporting sales to new clients, BLANK SPACE placed $80,000 of works into “very notable private collections”.

A perennial favorite amongst SCOPE visitors, Thinkspace says, “It’s been awesome to be down here on the beach with the big boys and turn a lot of heads”, having placed 8 paintings by Audrey Kawasaki, 5 pieces by Dabs Myla and an incredible 37 paintings by miscellaneous artists, with total sales exceeding $150,000. Also reporting tremendous sales, Emmanuel Fremin placed works by Drew Tal with the 21C Museum and additional works by Antoine Rose into private collections with total sales coming in above $200,000.

Ethan Cohen Fine Arts sold works by Trong Nguyen, Michael Zelehoski, Ivory Coast artist Aboudia, and DORMICE to private collections in the USA and Europe. Also reporting multiple sales to private collections, Breeder Galleries: L’Inlassable, Natalie Kates Projects, Yellow Peril, Fuchs Projects and Black Book Gallery, who sold out Ben Eine’s paintings and placed 8 paper works by Hari & Deepti, along with 3 commissions to undisclosed “high-powered collectors”.

The Flat: Masimo Carasi, placed 9 pieces, the intrepid Red Bull Curates project sold 7 paintings, while Shin Gallery sold 4 large works, one to an undisclosed Foundation in Los Angeles. The subject of a glowing Artinfo review, Galleri Ramsfjord sold 14 paintings to private collectors, while Hans Alf reported multiple sales of Rene Holm and Fredrik Raddum to notable Japanese and Israeli collections, along with 2 commissions.

Robert Fontaine sold out works by Nick Gentry to begin a waiting list, and placed a work by James McNabb with The American Folk Art Museum. Also reporting Museum sales: Rare Gallery placed a Maya Brodsky painting with The Maine Museum of Art, and Kyoto-based G77 sold a work to the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.

SCOPE Exhibitors reported interest from several more museums, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, McKinney Contemporary in Dallas, The Neuberger Museum, MoCA Los Angeles and The Bass Museum.

Several Celebrities were also on-hand to explore SCOPE’s new beach location. ArtNow NY placed a Joseph Grazi piece to the owner of Cirque du Soleil, while also welcoming Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and their client, David Arquette, who acquired multiple works from SCOPE Featured Project, Message in a Bottle, curated by Lori Zimmer and presented by Quatelbaum Foretich Gallery. Bruce Willis was spotted with exhibitor Hans Alf, Tyson Beckford posed for cameras in the VH1 + SCOPE Lounge, and longtime SCOPE supporter, Adrian Grenier, explored every aisle in the show.

SCOPE Miami Beach Sponsors and Partners were thoughtfully engaged in all the dynamism, with FIAT providing a fleet of new 500L vehicles for SCOPE’s daily VIP shuttle, BucketFeet engaging visitors with the #MadeToStandOut competition, Perrier welcoming VIPs with chilled bottles at Ocean Drive, LavAzza brewing complimentary espresso in the SCOPE Pavilion and Red Bull, Bombay Sapphire, Rums of Puerto Rico and LIQs serving complimentary happy hour daily.

Teaming up to host ART + MUSIC + BEACH, the VH1 + SCOPE partnership fascinated millions across digital, social and television platforms. This year, VH1 and SCOPE selected visual artist Hebru Brantley, and music artist, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, to be featured in an on-air profile in which the two explore the symbiotic relationship between art, music and pop culture. The video profile aired for a month on VH1, reaching 99 million homes across America. SCOPE VIPs, celebrities and Miami glitterati danced under the stars at the Official VH1+ SCOPE Party on the beach, with a special performance by Tegan and Sara. Ilegal Mezcal poured complimentary tiki-inspired drinks while guests posed in the FIAT photo booth, and lounged beside a massive Hebru Brantley painting inspired by Monster DNA’s new headphone designs.

The Press hailed SCOPE’s return to Miami Beach as an astounding success, featuring the show in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Artinfo, Huffington Post, Papermag, Miami Magazine, Complex, Juxtapoz, Miami New Times, BBC, MSNBC, CNN, CBS, Univision, amongst other prestigious publications and television outlets.

The excitement over SCOPE and its new location permeated into record-breaking social media statistics, with @SCOPEArtShow achieving over 31 million impressions and #SCOPEMiamiBeach reaching 24 million impressions, while partnership activations garnered millions more like ART + MUSIC + BEACH reaching a further 11 million users.

Following this extraordinary achievement on Miami Beach, SCOPE is delighted to announce its return to landmark venue, Skylight at Moynihan Station, for SCOPE New York in March 2014. Widely regarded for its influential voice in the emerging art market, SCOPE’s flagship fair will feature 60 international galleries alongside 20 Breeder Program galleries, selected by curatorial panel. SCOPE New York opens to Press and VIP’s on Wednesday, March 5 with the Platinum Preview and First View benefits, and will run March 6 – 9, 2014.

For additional information on how to apply for SCOPE New York, please contact Katelijne De Backer, Director of Exhibitor Relations: katelijne@scope-art.com or visit www.scope-art.com.

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